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Chaucer and Aldgate Chaucer and Aldgate

Memorial: Chaucer and Aldgate

Erection date: /7/2012


{On a worn notice stuck to the pavement immediately below the wooden structure:}
This structure marks the location of the historic Aldgate - where Chaucer lived from 1374 - 1386 - and the start of High Street 2012, the route to the Olympics at Stratford. The design of a 'Palace on the Pillars' by Studio Weave is inspired by the two dream poems written by Chaucer while resident in the rooms above the gate: 'The House of Fame' and 'The Parliament of Fowls'.

Supported by:
{The rest of the notice has, November 2013, been worn away, or torn off, but our colleague Alan Patient has found a photo at Rowley Gallery}
4C Hotel Group
BSW Timber Group
London Festival of Architecture
Site Engineering Services Ltd (SES) 

Site: Chaucer and Aldgate (1 memorial)

EC3, Aldgate

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Originally a Roman gate it was rebuilt a number of times:  1108–47, 1215, 160...

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2012 Olympics

See also 2012 Paralympics. The first event was held on 25 July in Cardiff but...

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Geoffrey Chaucer

Poet and administrator. Whilst living in the Aldgate, as the ‘Comptroller of ...

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Chaucer and Aldgate

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Studio Weave

A London-based idiosyncratic architecture practice.  The picture we have used...

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